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Christmas In Rockefeller Center 2016 Heralds The Spirit Of The Season

Picture Credit: NBC.Com All hail Christmas Season 2016!   Such a joyful time of year.  Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and so much more!    We are one big happy family at this time of year, putting aside our differences and problems as best we can to embrace the spirit of the season and all that it […]

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Michael Buble’s Christmas In Hollywood Special Will Make Your Season Bright

  Picture Credit: NBC I am so grateful to NBC for hosting this annual Christmas special with Michael Buble.  It is reminiscent of years past when we were annually treated to wonderful Christmas Specials by  legends such as Perry Como, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra,  Judy Garland, Andy Williams and so many more.  We need to see and […]

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NBC Airs Their Annual Christmas In Rockefeller Center Special

   Picture Credit: NBC.Com And we are off!  It’s Christmas time!   It all starts for me when NBC airs its annual Christmas extravaganza – Christmas In Rockefeller Center – that culminates with the lighting of their iconic Christmas tree.  The telecast of this classic Christmas special is on an NBC station near you on […]

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Michael Buble’s Christmas In New York Special To Air December 16th and December 17th

Ah, yes. This picture says it all, doesn’t it? Babs and Michael. Michael and Babs. Can this annual Michael Buble Christmas Special get any better? Barbra Streisand and Michael Bublé truly are two of my favorite singers on the planet. I have been a champion of both artists from Day One because each offer gifts […]

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Christmas In Rockefeller Center Heralds The Spirit Of The Season

Okay – let the Christmas Blog Topics begin!! It’s December and that means the TV shows will be all decked out with everything Christmas and/or Holiday-themed. Man, I love this time of year so much. Totally the best! And nothing kick starts Christmas like NBC’s offering of the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony during their special, […]

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Michael Bublé Set To Ring In The Christmas Season On Wednesday on NBC

Picture Credit: NBC Michael Buble will be crooning some of your favorite Christmas tunes when his 3rd Annual Christmas Special airs on Wednesday, December 18th at 10:00 PM Eastern on NBC – the network that loves to bring you musical entertainment galore during the month of December and more. I love Michael’s brand of entertainment […]

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[Photos, Stream Link]Forte, Mariah Carey, Aretha Franklin Set To Perform At The National Tree Lighting Ceremony

What a difference a year makes! At 4:30 PM Eastern on December 6th 2013, the exceptional triumvirate of voices known as Forte, are set to take to the stage to perform for President Barack Obama and First Lady, Michelle Obama, at the 91st Annual National Tree Lighting Ceremony. These guys are on a journey to […]

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It’s December! And the TV Networks Have You Covered With Tons Of Christmas And Holiday Specials

Happy December everyone! And what a December it is going to be! There are innumerable television specials – most of which are happening on NBC. The NBC network is digging into some deep pockets this season to bring us some exciting holiday fare. First and foremost, with only two months left in Jay Leno’s contract, […]

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David Archuleta Retrospective Series Part 21: O Holy Night

By Pamela Pike and Rosanne Simunovic Pamela Pike’s Recollections O Holy Night” was composed by Adolphe C. Adam in 1847 to the French Christmas poem “Midnight Christians” by Placide Cappeau. It was translated into English by Unitarian Minister John Sullivan Dwight, editor of Dwight’s Journal of Music in 1855. The Carol’s text reflects on the […]

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Rosanne Simuovic aka Masterclass Lady

Merry Christmas To The Wonderful People Who Make Up The MCL Community

Update: Christmas 2012: This article was originally published last Christmas but I thought I would republish it with the comments in tact so we can relive the memories from year to year. May the blessings of the Christmas season be with all of you. I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of […]

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David Archuleta Retrospective Series Part Ten: ” I’ll Be Home For Christmas” And “Silent Night””

Pamela Pike’s Recollection Of “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” is a Christmas song recorded in 1943 by Bing Crosby who scored a top ten hit with the song. “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” has since gone onto become a Christmas standard. The song was written by lyricist Kim Gannon and […]

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Alan Chang Captures The Magic Of Christmas Through His Beautiful Rudolph Arrangement

For those of you who still don’t believe in Santa Claus, you may want to rethink those doubts. Alan Chang, who is the Pianist-Arranger for Michael Buble, wrote and produced an inspiring arrangement and video of Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer that is thoroughly captivating. It will make you melt like marshmallows in hot chocolate on […]

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Christmas In Rockefeller Center Airs Wednesday Night on NBC

Christmas In Rockefeller Center is my favorite Christmas Show. Every year – for me – this show kicks off the Christmas season in a huge way! Scheduled to perform are American Idol winner, Scotty McCreery, David Foster, Rod Stewart, The Voice Season 2 Top 4 Finalist, Chris Mann and The Voice’s judge and mentor, Cee […]

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Masterclass Monday: David Archuleta’s Inspiring Version Of Silent Night

This video of David Archuleta performing Silent Night with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra has to be the most compelling, passionate and inspiring performance of this song classic I have ever had the pleasure to see and hear. Recorded live last Christmas and set to air on PBS on Tuesday, December 13th from 8:00-9:00 […]

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David Archuleta, My Kind Of Christmas

Video Of The Day: David Archuleta Reinforces The Magic Of Christmas His Way

This video featuring David Archuleta performing his original composition, “My Kind Of Christmas” brought such a smile to my face. The melody and the lyrics are brimming with the spirit and joy of the Christmas season and David’s performance captures the magic of the Christmas season so well. Presently on a Christmas Tour with his […]

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Michael Buble Releases New Album, "Christmas"

Christmas Comes Early For Michael Buble Fans

Just the thought and anticipation of Michael Buble’s new Christmas album, “Christmas”, makes me want to deck my halls with boughs of holly in August. And, even more exciting is this news from Michael’s Official Website: “To celebrate the release of Michael’s upcoming Christmas album, he will be headlining his first network television variety special […]

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Masterclass Video Of The Day: The Christmas Can Can By Straight No Chaser

Special thanks to one of my readers, ReReader, for sending me this hilarious and exceptionally well-performed music by Straight No Chaser. You can visit their YouTube.Com page here. But, until then enjoy the video below.  It is a guaranteed “day -brightener“.

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Season’s Greetings From Masterclass Lady: Rosanne Simunovic

Season’s Greetings Now that the Christmas and Holiday season is in full swing, I thought I would add a special sticky post, so that everyone can share the joy of the season and everything it has to offer. You are welcome to add links to your favorite performances, favorite songs, favorite food (yum) and so […]

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David Archuleta Performs O Holy Night

It doesn’t get much better than this.  David Archuleta rendered an inspirational performance of O Holy Night at the Holiday Of  Hope Tree Lighting Ceremony in Los Angeles this weekend. His interpretation of this beloved classic carol was absolutely gorgeous and I especially fell in love with his creative melodic twists to the original melody […]

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Canadian Tenors at Cavalcade of Lights In Toronto Ontario Canada

The Canadian Tenors are everywhere! The demand for these super-talented male vocalists is huge beyond belief. It is only a matter of time before these artists become international superstars. Below, you will hear a portion of their Christmas medley performed during the “ Cavalcade Of Lights” on November 30th in Toronto, Ontario Canada. The audio […]

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